West Brom outcast Peter Odemwingie apologised on Twitter yesterday - for teammate Goran Popov’s red card.
Furious Albion boss Steve Clarke tore into Popov after his dismissal for spitting at Kyle Walker during the 1-0 defeat by Spurs.
Clarke refused to allow the Macedonian to say sorry to his teammates, but in a bizarre twist Odemwingie did it for him.
Odemwingie was himself sent home from training on Friday for trying to force through a move to Rangers when he was left stranded at the gates of the London club’s training ground.
And the Nigerian, whose pleas for a move to QPR generated a huge Twitter following, wrote: “Just had Popov the Albion man on phone. He is not on twitter but asked me to pass a msg to Albion fans that he is sorry for the red card.
“Goran Popov: sorry for letting the team and the fans down. All players worked very hard and his mistake cost the team 3 points.”
Odemwingie then added: “What happened to Goran happens once in years. He was the player of the month last month. That's life. Ups and downs.”
But after The Baggies crashed to their fifth Premier League defeat in six games following Gareth Bale’s spectacular strike Popov, 28, found himself facing disciplinary action from the club.
Asked if Popov had apologised, Clarke snapped: “I didn’t give him a chance. There’s no excuse for it. I am disgusted by his behaviour.